Jay Glazer Responds After Manchester United Fans Tweet at Him Amid Fan Protests

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMay 2, 2021

Manchester United fans protest outside the Lowry Hotel where team was staying during a protest against the Glazer family, owners of Manchester United, before their Premier League match against Liverpool at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 2, 2021. Manchester United supporters stormed into the stadium and onto the pitch ahead of Sunday's game against Liverpool as fans gathered outside Old Trafford to protest against the ownership. The match later called-off. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
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The Glazer family owns English Premier League powerhouse Manchester United. NFL reporter Jay Glazer is not a part of that family.

With the match between Manchester United and Liverpool being postponed after Red Devils fans protested the Glazer ownership and infiltrated Old Trafford in the wake of the failed Super League experiment, more than a few fans online apparently confused Jay Glazer with the Man U ownership:

Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

Just to be clear for the thousandth time as I woke up to all this stuff sent my way on social media... my family is from Brooklyn, NOT Tampa, we do NOT own Man U. We can’t sell bc WE DON’T OWN IT!! You can’t be that good a fan of them if you think an NFL Insider owns your team

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

@JayGlazer Just give it up and sell, Jay. For the fans.

Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

@JayGlazer Gotcha. Btw, can you get me some tix to next Sunday's match against Aston Villa?

Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

Hahahahaha yup totally threw ya off the trail https://t.co/jKqjr2OXjs

NFL analyst Mike McCartney—who is often confused with Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy—sympathized with Glazer:

Mike McCartney @MikeMcCartney7

I feel ya Jay https://t.co/B4vdr7K5fT

Eventually, Glazer announced he has decided to sell his fictional stake in the club (Warning: Language not suitable for work):

Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

Ahhhh fuck it... after much consideration and many talks with my family (none) and due to the fact that the business is just getting in the way of my day-drinking I have, in fact, decided to sell my stake in Manchester United... this decision did not come easy

Ah, the internet, where it doesn't matter if your ire is being directed correctly so long as you fire off your searing take at somebody, anybody, to make yourself feel a little better.


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